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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A former city of eastern Massachusetts, the oldest part of present-day Boston. It was settled c. 1629. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought here at Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.

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  • noun a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629

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  • It turns out that Claire also lives in Charlestown, in the gentrified part that's eating into this traditional, blue-collar, Irish-American conclave.

    The Town

  • Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president, was a member of the group's Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Mass., from 1946 until his death in 1963.

    Restoration work at JFK grave site begins

  • Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president, was a member of the group's Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Mass., from 1946 until his death in 1963.

    Restoration work at JFK grave site begins

  • To prove the point, they were planning victory parties across the country, in Charlestown, W. Va.,

    Tea party claims victories in Kentucky, Florida Senate races

  • Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president, was a member of the group's Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Mass., from 1946 until his death in 1963.

    Restoration work at JFK grave site begins

  • Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president, was a member of the group's Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Mass., from 1946 until his death in 1963.

    Federal Eye: Restoration of JFK gravesite to begin

  • Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president, was a member of the group's Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Mass., from 1946 until his death in 1963.

    Restoration of JFK gravesite set to begin

  • Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president, was a member of the group's Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Mass., from 1946 until his death in 1963.

    Restoration work at JFK grave site begins

  • Mr. Weikel was born and raised in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • In 1975, at the bicentennial battle re-enactment in Charlestown, I watched with a 10-year-old's mixture of pride and mortification as my father nudged his way up to the Bunker-laden reviewing stand, reached up and tugged on the sleeve of one of the town fathers.

    Breeds Bred to Battle Bunkers

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